This is usually a busy time for The Pine Club, located adjacent to the University of Dayton. Parents and families head to UD in August to drop off students for the fall semester. UD is spreading out the student move-in process a bit this year, which is helping The Pine Club maintain social distancing inside, and now outside, the restaurant.
“We are aware that safety first is the priority,” Watson said. “Our goal is to provide the distance required for safety but not take away from The Pine Club experience.”
So far, the customer reaction to reopening, even with limited seating and bar space inside, has been strong and supportive, Watson said.
“All in all, our customers are happy, so I’m happy,” she said.